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ABOUT FRANCE

France, officially the French Republic, is a nation whose metropolitan area is situated in western Europe and which contains numerous overseas islands and territories situated in other continents. Metropolitan France stretches from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, sometimes referred to as the Hexagon because of the shape of its area.

France is the largest country in the European Union and the second largest in Europe. For several decades, it has been the world’s strongest power.

Currency of france – Euro 
Official name – French Republic
Form of government – Republic with two legislative houses( parliament; senate, national assembly)
Capital- Paris
Official Language- French

UNIVERSITIES

  • American Business School Skema Business School
  • Normandy Business School
  • Esc Bretagne Brest
  • Isc Paris School Of Management
  • Isep Paris
  • Imt Atlantique
  • Toulouse Business School
  • Grenoble Ecole De Management
  • Audencia Nantes School Of Management Nantes
  • Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis
  • Université De Technologie De Troyes
  • Mines-Nantes Graduate School Of Engineering
  • Isara-Lyon – Higher Education In Agronomy, Food And Environmental Science
  • Centrale Nantes
  • Isa Lille
  • Novancia Business School Paris
  • Esam Design Paris
  • University Of Limoges
  • Montpellier Business School
  • Iéseg School Of Management
  • Montpellier Business School
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Agroparistech
  • Ieseg School Of Management Lile-Paris

EDUCATION SYSTEM

Education in France is organized in a highly centralized manner, with many subdivisions. It is divided into the three stages :-

  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Higher Education

A Child starts school in France is age 3 the preschool. Then, by the age of six, a child in France starts primary school and soon moves onto higher and higher grade levels until they graduate.

In French higher education, the following degrees are recognized by the Bologna Process (EU recognition):

  • Licence and Licence Professionnelle (bachelor’s degrees)
  • Master and Doctoral degrees

All educational programmes in France are regulated by the Ministry of National Education. The head of the ministry is the Minister of National Education.

POPULAR COURSES

As France is so high on their standards of learning, the Science programs offered at the various colleges and universities are often difficult and designed for those who truly want to earn their degree in the field. Popular courses to study in France for Indian students include:

• Medicine
• Nuclear Space and Aviation
• Teaching
• Mass Communication technology
• Information Technology
• Geography
• Law
• Pharmacology
• French Studies
• Global Business Administration
• Film Studies
• Global Communications
• Finance
• International Finance
• International Economics
• International and Comparative Politics
• Psychology
• Art History
• Linguistics
• Sociology
• Creative Arts
• Literary Studies
• European and Mediterranean Cultures
• Linguistics

INTAKES

The major intake to study in France is September and February

SCHOLARSHIPS

France spends nearly 20% of its annual national spending on education and many of its top-of-the-line school figures in international rankings.

Financial Aids and Grants:

The government of France funds approximately 20,000 Plus students every year. The aid is mostly administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Two Ministry Scholarship programs:

Scholarship funds are made available through bilateral aid schemes between France and foreign governments or through an annual scholarship scheme. More than 80% of French government scholarships fall under this group.

Scholarship programmes have been set up to allow French higher education institutions to recruit the best foreign students.

EDUCATION COST

Approximate cost calculation for a student to stay in France

Tuition fees

Programmes

Euro

Indian Currency
Masters 7988.79 – 15977.6 Rs 700,000 -1,400,000
MBA 21204.4- 24990.9 Rs 1,857,990 -2,189,770

Living Expenses:

Budget of around Euro 600 – Euro 1000 per month will cover accommodation, food, transport and other activities.( 1 EURO = INR 87.2143)

Accommodation 300 – 600 Euro per month
Food 350 – 500 Euro 
Health Insurance 40 Euro
Transport 50 – 130 Euro
Utilities 50 – 100 Euro
Personal Expenses 100 – 300 Euro

International students who have enrolled for French institution 12 months or more can get student residency permit to study in France and they can apply for government help for their housing allowances which is also known as CAF.

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN FRANCE